[FOM] Beth on Aristotle

Thomas Forster T.Forster at dpmms.cam.ac.uk
Sun Jul 19 18:55:52 EDT 2009

Any classical scholars out there..?

I find in my Baby Logic lecture notes the allegation that Evert Beth said 
that Aristotle's great insight was that reasoning from premisses *assumed*
to be true was the same as reasoning from premisses *known* to be true.
Was Aristotle the first person to spot this?  And where in Beth could I 
have read this?  


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